To be built by ZPMC in China, with delivery is scheduled for April 2010; it will be the port’s eighth ship-to-shore gantry crane. The electrical drive is to be based upon the Siemens Master Drive system, the same as the previous ZPMC quay crane delivered to London Thamesport in April 2008.
Merford Cabins of The Netherlands will supply the special “Ergo” cabin, designed to provide a pleasant and ergonomic working environment to improve the performance of the operators and the efficiency of the crane.
“London Thamesport is one of the UK’s leading container ports and one of only three capable of handling 8,000 teu vessels. There is capacity at the port to accommodate additional traffic, and it is important that we continue to invest in state-of-the-art equipment to enable us to offer the quickest vessel turnarounds for our customers,” said David Gledhill, CEO of Hutchison Ports (UK), owners London Thamesport.